John Sechrest - Founder
John Sechrest started as a software engineer at HP, writing network code for calculators. He is the founder of PEAK Internet services. He spent 5 years as the Economic Development Director of Corvallis Oregon, where he founded the Willamette Angel Conference. He participated in the Oregon Angel Fund. He is working to bring that model of community investing to Seattle with the Seattle Angel Conference.
Keith Laepple - Fund Manager, SAC VI
Formerly a 22-year manager in operating system products at Microsoft, Keith has led teams in program management, technical evagelism, and business development for PC, mobile, and consumer electronics platforms.
Geoff Harris - Assistant Fund Manager SAC VI
Josh Maher - Fund Manager, SAC V
Josh Maher is a passionate supporter of the Seattle startup community. He founded TechCafe (formerly Seattle Lunch 2.0) back in 2007, has provided mentorship, advising, and consulting to numerous startups on product definition, launching, fund raising, and customer development. He has also founded and worked in various capacities for startups. Past and current startups include SafeHarbor Technologies, Decider Technologies (closed), iConclude (sold to HP), IvyTalk, & KStream Media. He continues to engage with early stage companies as an angel investor and advisor.
Brad Carpenter - Fund Manager, SAC IV
Katherine Cleland - Marketing
Katherine Cleland, CEO of ClelandMarketing, and past founder of Choice Solar, is an angel investor, and mentor to start-ups including at UW C4C. Her specialties are Solar and Semiconductor vertical markets, as well as device and consumer products space plays. With a background in chemistry and high tech, and an MBA in Marketing and Finance, Marketing Strategy is her strength. Katherine is committed to creating a thriving start up community in the Pacific Northwest. She helps technology businesses succeed through facilitating thorough understanding of customers needs, uses, and matching those needs with product lifecycle and whole product solutions at the right price.